Balancing climate change, energy security, affordability, and acceptability are key to achieving a sustainable transition. Industries and governments are exploring pathways and taking steps to realize their climate ambitions while responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving geopolitics and geoeconomics. The transition is taking shape within various sectors and across rural and urban areas, emphasizing how multiple pathways can lead to a more sustainable future. With electricity as the anchor of modern society, electric companies are playing a pivotal role in supporting these simultaneous transitions in all sectors of society.
The 6th annual Global Electrification Forum aims to highlight the actualities of Transitioning to a Sustainable World through a closer look at the bridges, opportunities, barriers, and risks. Through key conversations, panel sessions, fireside chats, and CEO-to-CEO dialogues, this year's GEF will cover a variety of topics including the cross-sectoral transition, geopolitics, supply chains, investment, demographics, innovation, resilience, the psychology of change, and more.
Jan Vrins, Guidehouse Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure segment leader, will moderate the "Embracing Innovation" discussion session on April 27.